Person:John Witherspoon (8)

  1. John Witherspoon1723 - 1794
  • HJohn Witherspoon1723 - 1794
m. abt 1745
  1. Ann Witherspoon1749 - 1817
Facts and Events
Name John Witherspoon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Feb 1723 Gifford, East Lothian, , Scotland
Marriage abt 1745 Beith, Ayrshire, Scotlandto
Death[1] 15 Nov 1794 Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

John Witherspoon (February 15, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey (1768-94),(now Princeton University) he was both the only active clergyman and college president to sign the Declaration. (S3)

Signers of U.S. Declaration of Independence
John AdamsSamuel AdamsJosiah BartlettCarter BraxtonCharles CarrollSamuel ChaseAbraham ClarkGeorge ClymerWilliam ElleryWilliam FloydBen FranklinElbridge GerryButton GwinnettLyman HallJohn HancockBenjamin HarrisonJohn HartJoseph HewesThomas HeywardWilliam HooperStephen HopkinsFrancis HopkinsonSamuel HuntingtonThomas JeffersonFrancis Lightfoot LeeRichard Henry LeeFrancis LewisPhilip LivingstonThomas LynchThomas McKeanArthur MiddletonLewis MorrisRobert MorrisJohn MortonThomas Nelson, Jr.William PacaRobert Treat PaineJohn PennGeorge ReadCaesar RodneyGeorge RossBenjamin RushEdward RutledgeRoger ShermanJames SmithRichard StocktonThomas StoneGeorge TaylorMatthew ThorntonGeorge WaltonWilliam WhippleWilliam WilliamsJames WilsonJohn WitherspoonOliver WolcottGeorge Wythe

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Barghouti, Kim, comp. Handy Book of American Authors, 1907. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data - Louis Harmon Peet. Handy Book of Ame).

    Birth date: February 5, 1722, Gifford, ScotlandBirth place: Death date: September 15, 1794, Death place: Near Princeton, New Jersey

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